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Vandals attack historic Polish mosque

Vandals attack historic Polish mosque

An 18th century mosque and gravestones in the adjoining cemetery have been vandalised in the village of Kruszyniany, north east Poland. The incident apparently occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning, just after Polish Tatars began observing Ramadan on Saturday.

The culprit sprayed a vast pig onto the side of the mosque, which is one of Poland’s oldest Muslim houses of worship still used by the country’s Tatar community.

“It’s a very regrettable thing – incomprehensible,” said Kruszyniany’s Muslim community leader Bronislaw Talkowski. He stressed that the Tatars live in harmony with their neighbours, and that the act of vandalism is unprecedented.

A patriotic symbol used during the Nazi German occupation of World War II, the so-called Kotwica (Anchor), was also sprayed onto the mosque, as well as on some gravestones. Composed of the letters p and w, the anchor stands for Polska Walczaca (Fighting Poland).

It is estimated that there are between 3000 and 5000 Tatars living in Poland today. Owing to assimilation over the centuries, many Poles have Tatar backgrounds. The late Nobel Prize-winning author Henryk Sienkiewicz had Tatar roots, as does internationally renowned sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz., 30 June 2014

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  • Reynardine

    Pronounced baloney.

  • Reynardine

    Have some bologna.

  • Jekyll

    We are most offended. Indeed we are.

  • Reynardine

    In case this picture offends anyone, no offense was intended, but feel free to put a slot on the back and deposit coins.

  • Reynardine

    Actually, working on a touch screen measuring 2 1/2″ by 3 1/2″, I was able to make a better pig. These guys are total incompetents.

  • Reynardine

    Someone else with Polish Tatar ancestry was Charles Bronson.

  • Friend of Bosnia

    I can’t say how much I hate it when somebody does something like that.
    Death would be too good for them.

  • Iman

    The person who did this doesn’t know how to draw a pig. For two hundred years and only now this hatred erupted. Maybe it’s white nationalists .

  • mindy1

    Dead should be able to rest in peace

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